Pasig City is one of the major business districts in Metro Manila with lots of attractions and entertainment destinations to offer. Whether you’re seeking comfort and home away from home, Pasig can adopt you for times you want to experience a different kind of city life.
Pasig is formerly a provincial capital of Rizal Province before it became one of Metro Manila’s cities. Primarily, Pasig is a residential and commercial area but is becoming more developed in the previous years, making it a district of industrialization. Amidst the busy atmosphere of the city, it maintains its charm inviting more local and foreign travellers to tour several laid-back staycation havens.
Traveling to Pasig is easier than you think. You have all the possible public transportation available while you can hire private vehicles as well. The city is reachable via MRT, Jeepneys, taxi cabs and UV Express available in Megamall and other designated terminals. However, take note that there are places in Pasig that are not passable by jeepneys.
Wandering in Pasig can be possible through the remarkable Pinoy Jeepneys. Some destinations are best explored by walking while you cabs are still an option when going around the city.
Pasig offers many entertainment places that are suitable for family trips, barkada hangouts and solo adventure. Ark Avilon Zoo, an indoor interactive zoo in the Philippines is located at Frontera Verde in Ortigas Avenue. It is home to various kinds of animals and rare-bred species which you can play and get up close with.
Tiendesitas is drawing crowds for its wide array of commodities that are on sale. Thrift-shoppers can definitely take home a good bargain from visiting this one-of-a-kind mall.
Those who want to breathe fresher air can go to Capitol Commons, the latest lifestyle destination in the area. Estancia Mall is a luxury mall offering premier international brands to locals and tourists who are hankering for high-class shopping experience. The Capitol Commons Park is going to be a fun-filled neighbourhood of Pasigeños because of several events that can be held here.
Pig out in Pasig! Aside from neighbour cities, Pasig is also becoming one of the best eating districts in Metro Manila. You can drop by Pearl Drive, a street with a long line of food chains. Pasig Kapitolyo is also a primary choice of foodies who love trying different flavors of every cuisine there is.
If you’re on a diet, you can say “I’d rather go shopping!” because the area is home to many shopping malls such as Shangri-La, SM Megamall, St. Francis Square, Robinsons Galleria, and Estancia Mall.
Go on staycation with friends and travel buddies! Pasig never gets short of lux hotels and resorts that offer comfort away from home.
If you are a hard core foodie, you’ve come to the right place. Pasig city will give you an extreme gratification over the foods that can be found here. Kapitolyo is one of the most recommended eating districts to stray in Pasig. If you are the kind who gives extra points for aesthetics and interior, Café Juanita is for you. It is designed with rustic bohemian touch bringing the customers to old cinematic settings. They serve Filipino foods with a twist and is best to visit with your family.
A true-blue breakfast lover? Kanto Freestyle Breakfast will give you what you want for as low as Php 100. And if you’d like to try something new, visit Where’s Marcel? in Pearl Drive. They serve specialty coffee, cold tea and a wide array of sandwiches and pastries. Whatever your taste craves, one thing is for sure: all these restaurants and cafes are Snapchat-worthy!
Get tipsy at Tipsy Pig in Capital Commons. This gastro pub is no different from other casual dining, only with a twist. And the twist is the alcoholic beverages they serve, best partnered with Filipino favourite finger foods. Another is Boroughs which is located at The Podium. This is also known as the restaurant/ bar that never sleeps. Beer aficionados say that they serve the best beer in town!
Since you’re in a bustling city, it’s never a trash to try the luxury hotels flocking in the business district of Ortigas Center. There is Privato Hotel which caters modern and sophisticated ambience plus a rooftop swimming pool best for your solo moment.
If you prefer accommodation near the commercial centers of Metro Manila, then Richmonde Hotel is where you should be. The hotel is strategically located near Shaw Boulevard, and a 20-minute walk away from MRT Shaw Station. Those who are not much picky can walk around the business district and easily find a hotel for overnight sleep.
Pasig can be crowded with both public and private vehicles especially on rush hours. Avoid going on streets during the rush hour to save time and energy.
Pack light when going around the city because too much baggage can be a hassle.
Gastro pubs and night bars’ operating hours may vary; always check before going in.